Traffic Month: Students in Bugesera Equipped With Road Safety Tips
The 2015 road safety awareness activities continued in Bugesera District with major focus on secondary school students, who were educated and sensitized on road traffic rules and regulations.
On Tuesday September 16, police officers from Bugesera district met with over 700 students of GS Nyamata Catholique along with head teachers and local leaders and discussed measures of avoiding road accidents. Part of the message delivered to students was about educating them on how to use roads, demonstrated to them which side of the road they walk on, and how to cross the road.
The event was presided over by the Assistant Inspector of Police Janvier Renzaho, who is in-charge of traffic in Bugesera.
He dwelt most on encouraging students to always use sidewalks and zebra crossing.
â€œWhen crossing a road, you must look left and right at all times. Where there are traffic lights, you must abide by the instructions; this is how you will ensure your individual safety,â€ Renzaho told the student.
Following a length tutor on road safety, students were taken to the main road and where they acquainted with physical training on road usage.
The Headmaster of GS Nyamata Catholique, Jean Pierre Sinibagiwe expressed gratitude to the police over the road safety awareness activities saying itâ€™s important for all Rwandans to acquire basic knowledge on road safety.
The Road Safety Month which was officially launched on September 7, is being held under the theme â€œRespect Traffic Rule: Save Livesâ€.
The exercise is in a bid to further sensitize road users on road safety standards with an objective ofÂ enhancing public knowledge on traffic rules and regulations with a view to prevent accidents and dangers of violation of traffic rules.